He nodded sleepily.
“So much… love making,” he whisper mumbled.
You giggled and kissed his temple then flopped down next to him and snuggled into his naked side.
In a matter of seconds you were both out cold, until a shrill cry broke the silence and you woke quickly.
“Was that a scream?” you thought as you sat there in the bed, looking at the balcony door that was open, the lights from the city still sifting through the sheer curtains that were slowly swirling back and forth in the light breeze.
All was silent again, so you lay back down and slowly drifted off to sleep.
It was quite early the next morning that there was a sharp knock on the hotel door and you sat up quickly again, rubbing your eyes.
“Who is it?” you called out in a raspy voice.
“I do apologize,” the voice called back, “but I desperately need the help of hero… Deku?”
At hearing his name, Deku sat up and rubbed his eyes.
“Yes?” he called out.
“Sir? Are… are you able to come to the door?” the voice asked, “please?”
Deku looked at you then got out of bed and put a robe on and you did the same.
“Who is it?” you whispered to Deku who shook his head at you.
“I don’t know?” he replied curiously.
He walked to the door and opened it to see a well dressed older man who looked very concerned.
“Hello sir,” Deku said with a bow, “what can I do for you?”
“May I come in?” the man asked, glancing around the hall, “this is an urgent and private matter.”
Deku nodded and stepped back to allow the man to enter.
“Firstly, congratulations on your wedding,” he said to you and Deku, “you are a well suited couple and I wish you a long and happy marriage.”
“Thank you, sir,” Deku said with a smile, “may I offer you a glass of water?”
“Oh… no. Thank you kindly,” the man said, sitting down at the small table there.
Deku sat down opposite the man and waited expectantly while you stood behind your husband with hands on this shoulders.
“I… I am not sure if you heard the party downstairs last night?” the man started, “oh. Excuse me. I must introduce myself, my name is Katara. I manage this hotel.”
“Oh!” Deku said with another bow, “pleasure to meet you, sir.”
“I wish it was a meeting under more pleasant circumstances but there was a death last night at the party below.”
“Oh,” you gasped with surprise.
“I am very sorry to hear that,” Deku said professionally.
“It is most unfortunate. And I would very much like the help of a hero to figure out what happened,” he said, “the press will have a field day if they hear of this so I want the matter resolved as quickly as possible.”
“I understand, sir,” Deku said, “I will need a list of names of everybody who attended the party last night as well as the name of the person who deceased.”
“Umm, I’m sorry,” you said softly, cutting into the conversation gently, “but I did hear a scream last night…”
“You did?” the manager asked eagerly, “what time was that, please?”
“Uhh… well…” you thought, “Izuku… I mean, Deku and I went to sleep around 3am… and it was after we fell asleep… I’m not sure how much time lapsed but it was possibly around 4:30am?? I think I had been asleep for an hour and a bit.”
“The doctor on scene placed her death around 5am so that would make sense,” the manger nodded, “did you hear anything else?”
“No, unfortunately. All was silent after that,” you said. “Do you know what happened to … her? You said the person was a she?”
“Yes. She… we are not sure but it appears that she was drunk and fell into the pool and hit her head and sadly passed away.”
“Oh, I’m so sorry,” you said sadly, “was she found in the pool?”
“She was on the side of the pool, yes,” he replied, “she must have been able to pull herself out of the water then passed away.”
“Oh,” you said softly, thinking for a moment, “then what about the scream? Was it her that screamed?”
“May we come and observe the scene?” Deku asked, “I need to look around.”
“Yes, please do come,” the manager said as he stood up, “both of you are welcome to come.”
“Ok. Give us a few minutes to get dressed and then we will come down. Which room number is it?”
“Room 17,” he replied, “I will wait for you there.”
Both you and Deku saw the manager off then went and got ready to go to the party that had gone horribly wrong.
“That’s really sad that she lost her life,” you said to Deku, “I feel bad that I didn’t investigate any further…”
“You can’t blame yourself, Y/N,” Deku said, “you weren’t to know.”
You nodded with a sigh as you both headed out into the hall then made your way down to the next level.
The room was cordoned off and had guards either side of the door but when Deku introduced himself and yourself, they readily stepped aside for you both to enter.
The place was near trashed when you walked in- bottles of liquor were everywhere and there were plates of left over food on tables and floor.
“Wow,” you whispered, looking around at the police who were walking around doing their jobs, taking photos, dusting for finger prints and checking other things.
The manager saw Deku and walked over immediately.
“Deku. We have the deceased, still poolside. Please… if you will?”
“She’s still here?” you asked, a little mortified.
He nodded. “We can’t have her body removed until the police have cleared her.”
“I will come and have a look,” Deku said, starting to follow the manager, “you can stay back here if you like, Y/N.”
“N-No, I’ll come,” you said, hesitantly following him out to the pool.
Worriedly you reached ahead and took his hand, holding it as he led you outside.
As you looked around him, you saw a blue body bag that was covering a body and your facial expressions twisted with unease.
“Would you like to see the body?” the manger asked Deku.
He nodded and waited for a policeman to reveal the woman.
She was fully clothed, a pool of blood around her head, and you had to quickly look away when you saw the blood was coming from her nose.
“It was a blunt trauma to the back of the head,” the head policeman said to Deku.